Does Trigeminal Neuralgia Cause Eye Pain?

Q:
Does trigeminal neuralgia cause eye pain?

A:
Trigeminal neuralgia may cause eye pain in most cases. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition which usually affects the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia is more common among women than men, and it is more likely to occur in people over 50.

The main symptom of trigeminal neuralgia is a sudden, severe, stabbing, sharp, shooting, electric-shock-like pain. The pain of trigeminal neuralgia comes from the trigeminal nerve, and the nerve may carry the pain sensation to your face, ear, eyes, jaw and mouth. Therefore, people suffering from trigeminal neuralgia may feel pain in eye area.

If your pain is not severe, you can take some pain relievers such as ibuprofen. But if you have intense pain you may take some anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol, others), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), lamotrigine (Lamictal), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek).

If you have some symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, you should consult your doctor for immediate treatments.

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